August 12, 2012

RISE Networks (“PassNowNow” or “we”) operates Passnownow.com, which is an Integrated Learning and Interaction platform that allows Members to create unique personal profiles online in order to find and communicate with old and new friends. The services offered by PassNowNow include any PassNowNow-branded URL (“PassNowNow Website”), PassNowNow ;earning platform, messaging services (including, without limitation, instant messaging and private messaging), PassNowNow mobile services, and any other features, content, or applications offered from time to time by PasNowNow in connection with PassNowNow’s business (collectively, the “PassNowNow Services”). The PassNowNow Services are hosted in the Nigeria.

 

This Terms of Use Agreement, as may be modified from time to time, (“Agreement”) constitutes legally binding terms and applies to your use of the PassNowNow Services. By accessing and/or using the PassNowNow Services, you agree to be bound by this Agreement, whether you are a “Visitor” (which means that you simply browse the PassNowNow Services, including, without limitation, through a mobile or other wireless device, or otherwise use the PassNowNow Services without being registered) or you are a “Member” (which means that you have registered with PassNowNow). The term “User” refers to a Visitor or a Member. You are authorized to use the PassNowNow Services (regardless of whether your access or use is intended) only if you agree to abide by all applicable laws, rules and regulations (“Applicable Law”) and the terms of this Agreement. In addition, in consideration for becoming a Member and/or making use of the PassNowNow Services, you must indicate your acceptance of this Agreement during the registration process.

 

PassNowNow reserves the right to modify this Agreement at any time and from time to time, and each such modification shall be effective upon posting on the PassNowNow Services. All material modifications will apply prospectively only. Your continued use of the PassNowNow Services following any such modification constitutes your agreement to be bound by and your acceptance of the Agreement as so modified. It is therefore important that you review this Agreement regularly. If you do not agree to be bound by this Agreement and to abide by all Applicable Law, you must discontinue use of the PassNowNow Services immediately. You may receive a copy of this Agreement by contacting us at our help@passnownow.com.

 

  1. 1. Eligibility

Use of the PassNowNow Services and registration to be a Member for the PassNowNow Services (“Membership”) is void where prohibited. By using the PassNowNow Services, you represent and warrant that (a) all registration information you submit is truthful and accurate; (b) you will maintain the accuracy of such information; (c) your use of the PassNowNow Services does not violate any Applicable Law. Your profile may be deleted and your Membership may be terminated without warning, if we believe that your registration violates any applicable law.

  1. 2. Term

This Agreement, and any posted revision to this Agreement, shall remain in full force and effect while you use the PassNowNow Services or are a Member. You may terminate your Membership at any time, for any reason, by following the instructions on the Member’s Account Settings page. PassNowNow may terminate your Membership at any time, for any or no reason, with or without prior notice or explanation, and without liability. Furthermore, PassNowNow reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject, refuse to post or remove any posting (including, without limitation, private messages, emails and instant messages (collectively, “messages”)) by you, or to deny, restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to all or any part of the PassNowNow Services at any time, for any or no reason, with or without prior notice or explanation, and without liability. In addition, PassNowNow reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reassign or rename your profile URL. PassNowNow expressly reserves the right to remove your profile and/or deny, restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to all or any part of the PassNowNow Services if PassNowNow determines, in its sole discretion, that you have violated this Agreement or pose a threat to PassNowNow, its employees, business partners, Users and/or the public. Even after Membership is terminated, this Agreement will remain in effect, including, without limitation, Sections 5-18.

  1. 3. Fees

PassNowNow does not charge users for its services. PassNownow services are free for both registered and unregistered users.

  1. 4. Password

When you sign up to become a Member, you will also be asked to choose a password. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. You agree not to use the account, username, email address or password of another Member at any time or to disclose your password to any third party. You agree to notify PassNowNow immediately if you suspect any unauthorized use of your account or access to your password. You are solely responsible for any and all use of your account.

  1. 5. Use by Members

The PassNowNow Services are for the personal use of Members and may only be used for direct commercial purposes if they are specifically endorsed or authorized by PassNowNow. PassNowNow reserves the right to remove commercial content in its sole discretion. Illegal and/or unauthorized use of the PassNowNow Services, including, without limitation, collecting usernames, user id numbers, and/or email addresses of Members by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email or unauthorized framing of or linking to the PassNowNow Services, or employing third party promotional sites or software to promote profiles for money, is prohibited. Commercial advertisements, affiliate links, and other forms of unauthorized data collection or solicitation may be removed from Member profiles without notice or explanation and may result in termination of Membership privileges. PassNowNow reserves the right to take appropriate legal action, including, without limitation, referral to law enforcement, for any illegal or unauthorized use of the PassNowNow Services.

  1. 6. Proprietary Rights in Content on PassNowNow
    1. PassNowNow does not claim any ownership rights in the text, files, images, photos, video, sounds, musical works, works of authorship, applications, or any other materials (collectively, “Content”) that you transmit, submit, display or publish (“post”) on, through or in connection with the PassNowNow Services. After posting your Content on, through or in connection with the PassNowNow Services, you continue to retain any such rights that you may have in your Content, subject to the limited license herein. By posting any Content on, through or in connection with the PassNowNow Services, you hereby grant to PassNowNow a limited license to use, modify, delete from, add to, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, and distribute such Content solely on, through or in connection with the PassNowNow Services, including, without limitation, through the PassNowNow Services to applications, widgets, websites or mobile, desktop or other services which are linked with your PassNowNow account (collectively, “Linked Services”), including, without limitation, distributing part or all of the PassNowNow Services and any Content included therein, in any media formats and through any media channels, except that Content marked “private” will not be distributed by PassNowNow outside the PassNowNow Services and Linked Services. This limited license does not grant PassNowNow the right to sell or otherwise distribute your Content outside of the PassNowNow Services or Linked Services. After you remove your Content from the PassNowNow Services we will cease distribution as soon as practicable, and at such time when distribution ceases, the license will terminate. If after we have distributed your Content outside of the PassNowNow Services, you change the Content’s privacy setting to “private,” we will cease distribution of such “private” Content outside of the PassNowNow Services as soon as practicable after you make the change. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you understand and agree that once Content is distributed to a Linked Service or incorporated into other aspects of the PassNowNow Services, PassNowNow is under no obligation to delete or ask other Users or a Linked Service to delete that Content, and therefore it may continue to appear and be used indefinitely.

 

    1. The license you grant to PassNowNow is non-exclusive (meaning you are free to license your Content to anyone else in addition to PassNowNow), fully-paid and royalty-free (meaning that PassNowNow is not required to pay you or anyone else deriving rights from you for the use on the PassNowNow Services of the Content that you post), sublicensable (so that PassNowNow is able to use its affiliates, subcontractors and other partners such as Internet content delivery networks and wireless carriers to provide the PassNowNow Services), and worldwide (because the Internet and the PassNowNow Services are global in reach).

 

    1. You represent and warrant that: (i) you own the Content posted by you on, through or in connection with the PassNowNow Services, or otherwise have the right to grant the license set forth in this Section 6, and (ii) the posting of your Content on, through or in connection with the PassNowNow Services and/or Linked Services does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights or any other rights of any person or entity. You agree to pay for all royalties, fees, and any other monies owing any person or entity by reason of the use of any Content posted by you on or through the PassNowNow Services and/or Linked Services.

 

    1. The PassNowNow Services contain Content of PassNowNow (“PassNowNow Content”). PassNowNow Content is protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other laws, and PassNowNow owns and retains all rights in the PassNowNow Content and the PassNowNow Services. PassNowNow hereby grants you a limited, revocable, nonsublicensable license to reproduce and display the PassNowNow Content (excluding any software code) solely for your personal use in connection with viewing the PassNowNow Website and using the PassNowNow Services.

 

    1. The PassNowNow Services contain Content of Users (“User Content”). Except as otherwise provided within this Agreement, you may not copy, download, modify, translate, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, display, sell or otherwise use any User Content appearing on or through the PassNowNow Services.

 

  1. The PassNowNow Services contain Content of third party licensors that are not Users (such licensors, “Third Party Licensors” and such content “Third Party Content”). Third Party Content is protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other laws, and each Third Party Licensor retains all rights in its Third Party Content. You are hereby granted a limited, revocable, non-sublicensable license to view, as applicable, the Third Party Content solely for your personal, non-commercial use in connection with viewing and using the PassNowNow Services. Except for the foregoing limited license, and except as otherwise expressly provided in writing by PassNowNow, you are granted no right, title or interest in any Third Party Content. You are only granted a limited license and there is not a sale with respect to Third Party Content. Except as otherwise provided within this Agreement or directly authorized by PassNowNow and/or a Third Party Licensor on the PassNowNow Services (e.g., as part of a promotion that encourages you to download specific Third Party Content for your use in connection with such promotion), you may not copy, download, modify, translate, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, display, sell or otherwise use any Third Party Content.

 

    1. PassNowNow reserves the right to limit the storage capacity of Content that you post on, through or in connection with the PassNowNow Services.

 

  1. 7. Content Posted

Please choose carefully the information that you post on, through or in connection with the PassNowNow Services and that you provide to other Users. Your PassNowNow profile may not include any form of Prohibited Content, as outlined in Section 8 below. Despite this prohibition, information, materials, products or services provided by other PassNowNow Members (for instance, in their profiles) or Linked Services may, in whole or in part, be unauthorized, impermissible or otherwise violate this Agreement, and PassNowNow assumes no responsibility or liability for this material. If you become aware of misuse of the PassNowNow Services by any person or Linked Service, please Contact PassNowNow at help@passnowow.com.

    1. PassNowNow may reject, refuse to post or delete any Content for any or no reason, including, but not limited to, Content that in the sole judgment of PassNowNow violates this Agreement or which may be offensive, illegal or violate the rights of any person or entity, or harm or threaten the safety of any person or entity. PassNowNow assumes no responsibility for monitoring the PassNowNow Services for inappropriate Content or conduct. If at any time PassNowNow chooses, in its sole discretion, to monitor the PassNowNow Services, PassNowNow nonetheless assumes no responsibility for the Content, no obligation to modify or remove any inappropriate Content, and no responsibility for the conduct of the User submitting any such Content.
    2. You are solely responsible for the Content that you post on, through or in connection with any of the PassNowNow Services, and any material or information that you transmit to other Members and for your interactions with other Users.

 

  1. 8.1 Content/Activity Prohibited

The following are examples of the kind of Content that is illegal or prohibited to post on, through or in connection with the PassNowNow Services. PassNowNow reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in PassNowNow’s sole discretion, violates this provision, including, without limitation, removing the offending Content from the PassNowNow Services, terminating the Membership of such violators and/or reporting such Content or activities to law enforcement authorities. Prohibited Content includes, but is not limited to, Content that, in the sole discretion of PassNowNow:

    1. 8.1.1. is patently offensive or promotes or otherwise incites racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;
    2. 8.1.2. harasses or advocates harassment of another person;
    3. 8.1.3. exploits people in a sexual or violent manner;
    4. 8.1.4. contains nudity, excessive violence, or offensive subject matter or contains a link to an adult website;
    5. 8.1.5. solicits or is designed to solicit personal information from anyone under 18;
    6. 8.1.6. publicly posts information that poses or creates a privacy or security risk to any person;
    7. 8.1.7. constitutes or promotes information that you know is false or misleading or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous;
    8. 8.1.8. constitutes or promotes an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person’s copyrighted work, such as providing pirated computer programs or links to them, providing information to circumvent manufacturer-installed copy-protect devices, or providing pirated music or links to pirated music files;
    9. 8.1.9. involves the transmission of “junk mail,” “chain letters,” or unsolicited mass mailing, instant messaging, “spimming,” or “spamming”;
    10. 8.1.10. contains restricted or password only access pages or hidden pages or images (those not linked to or from another accessible page);
    11. 8.1.11. furthers or promotes any criminal activity or enterprise or provides instructional information about illegal activities including, but not limited to, making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone’s privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses;
    12. 8.1.12. solicits or is designed to solicit passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other Users;
    13. 8.1.13. involves commercial activities and/or sales without prior written consent from PassNowNow such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, or pyramid schemes;
    14. 8.1.14. includes a photograph or video of another person that you have posted without that person’s consent;
    15. 8.1.15. for band, comedy, filmmaker and other profiles, uses sexually suggestive imagery or any unfair, misleading or deceptive Content intended to draw traffic to the profile; or
    16. 8.1.16. violates or attempts to violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, trademark rights, contract rights or any other rights of any person.

 

                  8.2 Content/Activity Prohibited

The following are examples of the kind of activity that is illegal or prohibited on the PassNowNow Website and through your use of the PassNowNow Services. PassNowNow reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in PassNowNow’s sole discretion, violates this provision, including, without limitation, terminating your Membership and/or reporting such activity or Content to law enforcement authorities. Prohibited activity includes, but is not limited to:

      1. 8.2.1. criminal or tortious activity, including, but not limited to, child pornography, fraud, trafficking in obscene material, drug dealing, gambling, harassment, defamation, stalking, spamming, spimming, sending of viruses or other harmful files, copyright infringement, patent infringement, or theft of trade secrets;

 

      1. 8.2.2. Advertising to, or solicitation of, any Member to buy or sell any products or services through the unauthorized or impermissible use of the PassNowNow Services.

 

      1. 8.2.3. circumventing or modifying, attempting to circumvent or modify, or encouraging or assisting any other person in circumventing or modifying any security technology or software that is part of the PassNowNow Services;

 

      1. 8.2.4. activity that involves the use of viruses, bots, worms, or any other computer code, files or programs that interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware, or otherwise permit the unauthorized use of or access to a computer or a computer network;

 

      1. 8.2.5. modifying, copying, distributing, downloading, scraping or transmitting in any form or by any means, in whole or in part, any Content from the PassNowNow Services other than your Content which you legally post on, through or in connection with the PassNowNow Services;

 

      1. 8.2.6. providing or using “tracking” or monitoring functionality in connection with the PassNowNow Services, including, without limitation, to identify other Users’ views, actions or other activities on the PassNowNow Services;

 

      1. 8.2.7. covering or obscuring the banner advertisements and/or safety features (e.g., report abuse button) on your personal profile page, or any PassNowNow page via HTML/CSS or any other means;

 

      1. 8.2.8. any automated use of the system, such as, but not limited to, using scripts to add friends or send comments, messages, status or mood updates, blogs or bulletins;

 

      1. 8.2.9. interfering with, disrupting, or creating an undue burden on the PassNowNow Services or the networks or services connected to the PassNowNow Services;

 

      1. 8.2.10. impersonating or attempting to impersonate PassNowNow or a PassNowNow employee, administrator or moderator, another Member, or person or entity (including, without limitation, the use of email addresses associated with or of any of the foregoing);

 

      1. 8.2.12. using the account, username, or password of another Member at any time or disclosing your password to any third party or permitting any third party to access your account;

 

      1. 8.2.13. selling or otherwise transferring your profile, your email address or URL;

 

      1. 8.2.14. using or distributing any information obtained from the PassNowNow Services in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person or entity, or attempting to do the same;

 

      1. 8.2.15. displaying an unauthorized commercial advertisement on your profile, or accepting payment or anything of value from a third person in exchange for your performing any commercial activity through the unauthorized or impermissible use of the PassNowNow Services on behalf of that person, such as placing commercial content on your profile, links to e-commerce sites not authorized by PassNowNow, posting status or mood updates, blogs or bulletins with a commercial purpose, selecting a profile with a commercial purpose as one of your top friends, or sending messages with a commercial purpose;

 

      1. 8.2.16. relaying email from a third party’s mail servers without the permission of that third party;

 

    1. 8.2.17. using invalid or forged headers to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted to or through PassNowNow’s computer systems, or otherwise misrepresenting yourself or the source of any message or Content;

 

      1. 8.2.18. using any automated system, including, but not limited to, scripts or bots in order to harvest email addresses or other data from the PassNowNow Website for the purposes of sending unsolicited or unauthorized material;

 

      1. 8.2.19. engaging in, either directly or indirectly, or encouraging others to engage in, click-throughs generated through any manner that could be reasonably interpreted as coercive, incentivized, misleading, malicious, or otherwise fraudulent; or

 

      1. 8.2.20. using the PassNowNow Services in a manner inconsistent with any and all Applicable Law.

 

       9. Protecting Copyrights and Other Intellectual Property

PassNowNow respects the intellectual property of others, and requires that our users do the same. You may not upload, embed, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any material that infringes any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights of any person or entity. It is PassNowNow’s policy to terminate, in appropriate circumstances, the membership of repeat infringers.
     10. Member Disputes

You are solely responsible for your interactions with other PassNowNow Users, third party developers or any other parties with whom you interact through the PassNowNow Services and/or Linked Services. PassNowNow reserves the right, but has no obligation, to become involved in any way with these disputes.

    11. Privacy

Use of the PassNowNow Services is also governed by our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into this Agreement by this reference.

   12. Disclaimers

PassNowNow is not responsible for and makes no warranties, express or implied, as to the User Content or the accuracy and reliability of the User Content posted through or in connection with the PassNowNow Services or Linked Services, by Users of the PassNowNow Services or Linked Services, and such User Content does not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of PassNowNow. In addition, PassNowNow is not responsible for any damage, injury or loss caused by Users of the PassNowNow Services or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the PassNowNow Services or Linked Services. Profiles and Linked Services created and posted by Members on, though or in connection with the PassNowNow Services may contain links to other websites or services. PassNowNow is not responsible for the Content, accuracy or opinions expressed on such websites and services, and such websites and services are not necessarily investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy or completeness by PassNowNow. Inclusion of any linked website or service on the PassNowNow Services does not imply approval or endorsement of the linked website or service by PassNowNow. When you access these third party sites and services, you do so at your own risk. PassNowNow takes no responsibility for third party advertisements or Linked Services that are posted on, through or in connection with the PassNowNow Services or Linked Services, nor does it take any responsibility for the goods or services provided by these third parties. PassNowNow is not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any User of the PassNowNow Services or Linked Services. PassNowNow assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, any User or Member communication. PassNowNow is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or players due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or on any of the PassNowNow Services or Linked Services or combination thereof, including, without limitation, any injury or damage to Users or to any person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading materials in connection with the PassNowNow Services or Linked Services. Under no circumstances shall PassNowNow be responsible for any loss or damage, including, without limitation, personal injury or death, resulting from use of the PassNowNow Services or Linked Services, attendance at a PassNowNow event, from any User Content posted on or through the PassNowNow Services or Linked Services, or from the conduct of any Users of the PassNowNow Services, whether online or offline. The PassNowNow Services and Linked Services are provided “AS-IS” and as available and PassNowNow expressly disclaims any warranty of fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. PassNowNow cannot guarantee and does not promise any specific results from use of the PassNowNow Services or Linked Services.

       14. Limitation on Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL PASSNOWNOW BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFIT DAMAGES ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE PASSNOWNOW SERVICES OR LINKED SERVICES, EVEN IF PASSNOWNOW HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, PASSNOWNOW’S LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION, WILL AT ALL TIMES BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID, IF ANY, BY YOU TO PASSNOWNOW FOR THE PASSNOWNOW SERVICES DURING THE TERM OF MEMBERSHIP.

     15. Disputes

The Agreement shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. You and PassNowNow agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the Federal Republic of Nigeria to resolve any dispute arising out of the Agreement or the PassNowNow Services. EACH OF THE PARTIES HEREBY KNOWINGLY, VOLUNTARILY AND INTENTIONALLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT IT MAY HAVE TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN RESPECT OF ANY LITIGATION (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY CLAIMS, COUNTERCLAIMS, CROSS-CLAIMS, OR THIRD PARTY CLAIMS) ARISING OUT OF, UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT. FURTHER, EACH PARTY HERETO CERTIFIES THAT NO REPRESENTATIVE OR AGENT OF EITHER PARTY HAS REPRESENTED, EXPRESSLY OR OTHERWISE, THAT SUCH PARTY WOULD NOT IN THE EVENT OF SUCH LITIGATION, SEEK TO ENFORCE THIS WAIVER OF RIGHT TO JURY TRIAL PROVISION. EACH OF THE PARTIES ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THIS SECTION IS A MATERIAL INDUCEMENT FOR THE OTHER PARTY ENTERING INTO THIS AGREEMENT.

     16. Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold PassNowNow, its subsidiaries, and affiliates, subcontractors and other partners, and their respective officers, agents, partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the PassNowNow Services in violation of this Agreement and/or arising from a breach of this Agreement and/or any breach of your representations and warranties set forth in this Agreement and/or any Content that you post on, through or in connection with the PassNowNow Services.

   17. Other

This Agreement is accepted upon your use of the PassNowNow Website or any of the PassNowNow Services and is further affirmed by you becoming a Member. Your agreement with PassNowNow will always include this Agreement at a minimum. Your access and use of certain PassNowNow Services will require you to accept additional terms and conditions applicable to such certain PassNowNow Services, in addition to this Agreement, and may require you to download Software or Content. The failure of PassNowNow to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision. The section titles in this Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. PassNowNow is a trademark of RISE Networks. This Agreement operates to the fullest extent permissible by law. If any provision of this Agreement is unlawful, void or unenforceable, that provision is deemed severable from this Agreement and does not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

To contact us regarding any questions about this Agreement, please use the Contact PassNowNow form on our site.